St Swithin's Church, Patney

Recent Photograph of St Swithin's Church (Patney)

St Swithin's Church is now a private house, although externally you can hardly tell. The porch is now glazed but the real giveaway is the landscaped garden (and the notice saying private, visitors to tend graves only by prior appointment, on the churchyard gate). Pevsner questions whether anything medieval survived the 19th century restoration, maybe the residents know if this is true or not.

However the most memorable part of the visit was Millie the neighbour's dog charging up and down her garden next door, just after a bit of love and attention which we eventually gave her over the gate at one end and through the fence at the other!

(Information provided by Phil Draper)

Image contributed by Phil Draper on 6th March 2006.
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